FASEB Privacy Policy: Your Information, Our Responsibility

Your Privacy Is Important to Us 

FASEB is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the information and data we obtain, analyze, and store when you interact with our website. We take this matter seriously and have instituted policies and procedures to ensure your privacy is protected. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you should not use our website.

This Privacy Policy will be updated as needed, and we encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page.

Additionally, our website may contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of external websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, partners, or affiliates. You should review any privacy policies of such websites.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our treatment of your data, or to exercise your rights to delete or modify your data, email us.

Information We Obtain, Analyze, and Store
How We Use Your Information
How We Use Cookies
How Long We Store Your Information
How We Protect Your Information
When We Will Share Your Information with Others
Safeguarding Children's Information

Information We Obtain, Analyze, and Store 

Data FASEB obtains, analyzes, and stores are used to help us better serve you and to further our mission. 

Personal Data and Information
To gain access to some resources and personalization features on our website, users are asked to register and provide limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. 

The information you provide to us will be used to keep you up to date on areas for which you have expressed interest. We will exercise discretion in the use of your information, as further described in this policy.  

We also obtain, analyze, and store information when you request our services; voluntarily complete surveys and contact forms; respond to marketing communications; and participate in FASEB products, programs, services, and events.  

  • Publications. If you participate in the submission and peer review of manuscripts, you will be asked to register and provide limited information using the respective journal’s eJournal Press peer review system. We are committed to fostering a scientific community that supports and benefits from the talents of researchers from a wide range of backgrounds. We ask our community (authors, reviewers, editors, and editorial staff) to self-report data to help us gauge our success at advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity in research. It is important to note that the information you provide is optional. Your gender, ethnic, or racial identity will in no way be used when evaluating journal submissions as the information will not be accessible to editors or board members. Your data will be aggregated and anonymized before being reported to improve our policies and processes.

    Please see also eJournal Press’ Privacy Policy. Authors whose manuscripts are accepted for publication and journal users on the Wiley website are subject to the Wiley Privacy Policy
  • Conferences and Events. Personal information and data you provide during registration or for any conference sessions will be accessible to FASEB employees, volunteer conference organizers, and vendor partners supporting registration, conference components, or housing (if applicable). We use your contact information to provide you with up-to-date information about FASEB and FASEB events. A participant list with contact information is available to other registered conference participants during the conference. FASEB does not sell contact information to third parties.  
  • Marketing. We collect personal information (such as your name and email address) when you sign up for a FASEB account, create or modify your information, set preferences, or provide any other related information to access or use our email subscription service.   
  • Credit Card Account Information. We collect payment and billing information when you make a donation on our website. We use a secure third-party payment service provider to manage payment processing, which is collected through a secure payment process.    
  • Usage Data. Usage data are automatically obtained when you visit our site, including your IP address, browser type, time of day, pages visited, and referring sites. 

We only hold this information as long as it is necessary to fulfill a contract or provide you with requested services, including FASEB newsletters and communication updates. 

If at any time you no longer wish to receive notifications or promotions from FASEB, email us and we will remove you from our mailing list immediately.  

How We Use Your Information 

Generally, we obtain, analyze, and store your information and data to improve our web content; respond to your interests, needs, and preferences; further our mission; and deliver products, programs, and services. Specifically, we use the information you submit in the following ways:  

  • To Provide Your Email Subscriptions. We use your FASEB account information and data to enable the email subscriptions you choose to receive for our products, programs, and services. For example, this information may include your company or organization name, contact name, address, telephone number, email address, and services requested. We use the email address you provide when signing up for the subscription to create your user account.  
  • To Share Promotional and Informational Content. We use the information you provide to FASEB to market and promote our products, programs, and services. For example, we use information, such as your email address, to send information or FASEB content which we think may be of interest to you and send you marketing communications relating to our offerings. We use this information to promote our offerings to you and share promotional and informational content with you in accordance with your communication preferences.  
  • To Improve and Develop Our Products, Programs, and Services. We collect usage data about how you interact with our products, programs, and services. We use this data to develop and improve, as well as distribute our products, programs, and services. For example, we use usage data to assess trends and usage across the product to help us determine what new features or integrations you may be interested in.  

We do not collect any personal information from you while browsing our website. When you visit our website, we may automatically obtain, analyze, and store statistics about your visit. This information does not identify you personally, but rather about your visit to our website. For instance, we may monitor statistics such as how many people visit our site, which pages people visit, from which domains our visitors come, and which browsers people use. We use these statistics about your visit for aggregation purposes only.  

Legal Basis for Processing Your Information and Data (EEA and UK visitors only). Our legal basis for obtaining, analyzing, storing, and using the personal information and data described above will depend on the information concerned and the specific context in which we obtain it. However, we will normally collect information from you only where we have your consent to do so, where we need the information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to obtain personal data from you. 

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal data is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your information). Similarly, if we obtain and use your personal information in reliance on our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), we will make clear to you at the relevant time what those legitimate interests are. 

Your data will be stored and processed in whole or in part in the United States. If you access the FASEB website outside the United States, your usage of that site constitutes consent to the transfer of your data out of your country and to the United States. 

How We Use Cookies  

When you visit our website, sign up for email communications, attend a FASEB virtual event, or request more information about FASEB, we collect information automatically using tracking technologies, like cookies and tracking pixels.  

We use cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about you over the Internet or to analyze any information you have knowingly or unknowingly provided.  

When you register, our system will ask if you approve of the attachment of a cookie. You may opt out of accepting a "persistent" cookie and rather accept only a "per-session" cookie but will need to login each time you visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If you decline the attachment of any cookie, you may not have access to the full benefits of the website. To find out more about how we use cookies on our website and how to manage your cookie preferences, see our Cookies Policy.   

How Long We Store Your Information 

Personal information we obtain for any purpose is not kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.  

In general, we will retain your personal data while we are actively engaging in an activity with you.  

Notwithstanding the other provisions, we may retain your information where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.  

How We Protect Your Information  

FASEB takes every precaution to protect your information, both online and offline. All your information is restricted in our office, and only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up to date on our security and privacy practices. Finally, the servers that we store user information on are kept in a secure and encrypted environment. 

The security of your information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about the security of our website, contact us.  

When We Will Share Your Information with Others 

We will never sell your personal information to any third party. We may, however, disclose and transfer information to a third party in the following cases: 

  • We offer and you consent to such disclosure; or 
  • Companies, individuals, and third parties we employ with or contract with perform functions on our behalf (e.g., hosting servers, analyzing data, marketing assistance, customer service); these companies, individuals, and third parties have access only to the information necessary to perform their function, and they may not share that information with any other third party; or 
  • For purposes where legally required to do so, if requested by a government entity, or if we believe this action ensures we comply with legal requirements or processes, protects the rights and/or property of FASEB, prevents a crime or protects national security, or protects the personal safety of users or the public. 

Safeguarding Children’s Information 

We are committed to safeguarding children’s personal information. Our website, products, programs, and services are not intended for or targeted at children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information about children under 13.  

If you believe we have collected personal information about a child under 13, email us and we will delete the information.   

Contact Information

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
6120 Executive Boulevard, Suite 230
Rockville, MD 20852
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